My background in architecture and landscape architecture helps me focus on improving the quality of built environments, particularly for children and young people. Through my work, I aim to influence local and national policies related to children’s rights, urban planning and design. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Psychology program where my dissertation research focuses on examining play opportunities for young children from middle-class families living in high-rise housing developments in urban India.
I am also a research associate with the Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG) at the Graduate Center, New York, where I currently direct projects related to the CERG-Plan’s Score Cards project and Child Friendly Places (CFP) approach. I worked extensively with Dr. Pamela Wridt and Dr. Roger Hart in developing the CFP approach, and I am now the CFP South Asia Research Coordinator.